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Sony Xperia Z3 (16GB) vs Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Sony Xperia Z3 (16GB)
5.2"
IPS

1080x1920

20.7
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3100
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
14PointsSony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)Compare Sony Xperia Z3 X
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
6"
IPS

1080x1920

23
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Xperia Z3 (16GB)10 Advantages Sony Xperia Z3 (16GB)vsXperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)14 Advantages Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
+152 grams (5.32 ounces)24%
Lighter
vs188 grams (6.58 ounces)
+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)11%
Thinner
vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+424 PPI16%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs367 PPI
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3100 mAh15%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2700 mAh
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core23%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR333%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+32GB (24GB available)100%
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
5.2"vs+6"15%
Larger screen
(back) 20.7MPvs+(back) 23MP11%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
HDR photo/video only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
(front) 2.1MPvs+(front) 16MP7 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallowvs+Android 7.0 NougatAdvantage
Android 7.0 Nougat is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

27 Common items in both devices
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
1/2.3" inches
f/2.0 (aperture)
+20 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
ModelXperia Z3 (16GB)Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
Other model namesSony Xperia Z3 D6603, Sony Xperia Z3 D6653, Sony PegasusSony Xperia XA1 Ultra 32GB G3221 Single-Sim, Sony Redwood SS
Country or region available(Global, International)South AfricaCanada(Europe)Taiwan
(Global, International), South Africa, Canada, (Europe), Taiwan
(Europe)
(Europe)
BrandSonySony
Release dateSeptember, 2014May, 2017
Depth7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)72 x 146 millimeters (2.83 x 5.75 in)79 x 165 millimeters (3.11 x 6.5 in)
Weight152 grams (5.32 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)Not supported
System (OS)Sony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.4 KitKatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallowfeature not registered
HardwareSony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 (16nm)
CPU processor2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.6Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330 578MhzARM Mali-T880 MP2 900Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)32GB (24GB available)
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.2" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 4-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI367 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkD6603 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
D6653 model:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4
D6603 model:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,17,20)
D6653 model:
LTE 700/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,28)
TD-LTE 2300 (Bands 40)
LTE Cat6 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
Back camera (main camera)20.7 megapixels23 megapixels
Main camera resolution5248x3936 pixels5520x4144 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/2.3" inches1/2.3" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels4616x3464 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturef/2.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered23mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
RadioFM (RDS)FM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, XviD, H.264, H.263, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputMicro-B USB MHL-3Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Copper, Silver Green
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Sony TRILUMINOS display
- Sony Exmor RS sensor
- PlayStation PS4 remote play
- S-Force front Surround speakers
- ANT+ support
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- HAC M3/T3
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes
- Colors: Black, White, Gold, Pink
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Fast battery charging
- Pump Express+ 2.0
- Exmor RS IMX-300 main camera
- Exmor RS IMX-234 front camera
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3100 mAh2700 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day980 minutes | 16.3 hours | 0.7 day
Standby44400 minutes | 740 hours | 30.8 days42480 minutes | 708 hours | 29.5 days
Radiation rateSony Xperia Z3 (16GB)Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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